|Quick Facts: Budget Analysts|
$78,970 per year
$37.97 per hour
|5% (Slower than average)|
Budget analysts help public and private organizations plan their finances.
Budget analysts work in government agencies, private companies, and universities. Most work full time.
A bachelor’s degree is typically required to become a budget analyst. Courses in accounting, economics, and statistics are helpful.
The median annual wage for budget analysts was $78,970 in May 2020.
Employment of budget analysts is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 4,300 openings for budget analysts are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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